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This Year — recapping the best podcasts.: #50: Blue Jam (Series 1) 

this year. 

Recapping the best podcasts. 

Wednesday, January 30, 2013 

#50: Blue Jam (Series 1) 

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199 mins | 160 kbp/s | 228MB 

Bluejam is a nightmare that seems to have no end. The series was the brainchild 
of subversive British satirist Chris Morris. Morris mixed ambient music, haunting 
monologues, bleak black comedy sketches, and other bizarre sounds to make a 
lingering sound-scape that sticks with you days and weeks after listening. The first 
series of Bluejam was aired in 1997, played in the early morning on BBC Radio 1. 
One segment was deemed so offensive that it was hurriedly cut off mid-broadcast. 
Bluejam is troubling. Bluejam is disturbing. Bluejam is unlike anything you'll ever 
hear— a dark descent into something totally oppressive and undeniably wonderful. 

Bluejam episodes were originally sourced from Cook'd 
and Bomb'd. 


Bluejam was a production of BBC Radio. All clips in this episode are the property 
of that party. It was produced by Chris Morris. More information can be found at 
the BBC. The percentage of the original show in this episode is approximately 61% 
(3hr 1 2m/5hr 8m). This episode has been mastered at 1 60kbp/s, below the original 
audio quality of the shows available to us. Compression is used to reduce file sizes. 






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This Year — recapping the best podcasts.: #50: Blue Jam (Series 1) 

The difference in audio quality is negligible if not unrecognizable. Timestamp notes 
are available here. 


Flim - AphexTwin 
Alberto Balsalm - Aphex Twin 

Morris bookended each sketch in Blue Jam with a song. For a full list of songs that 
are heard in this best-of, consult the timestamp notes. 

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Chris Morris 

Christopher Morris is an English satirist, known for his black humor and 
controversial subject matter. The BFI has hailed his "uncompromising, moralistic 
drive." His tendency to avoid the media spotlight has seen him become one of the 
more enigmatic figures in British comedy. Morris teamed up with his radio 
producer Armando Iannucci to create a mock news radio programme On the Hour. 
Morris further developed the satirical news format with Brass Eye, which 
lampooned celebrities while focusing on themes such as crime and drugs. For 
many, the apotheosis of Morris' career was a Brass Eye special, which dealt with 
the moral panic surrounding pedophilia. It quickly became one of the most 
complained about programs in British television history, leading The Daily Mail to 
describe Morris as "the most loathed man on TV." (Adapted from the BBC's official 
biography of Morris.) 


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He a... - Anonymous 

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This Year — recapping the best podcasts.: #50: Blue Jam (Series 1) 

Seriously great job on this one, I've listened to Blue jam tens of times, and 
I can't tell where you've cut out the two hours that aren't here, it sounds 
like the original mix. Great job. would love to hear this for the other two 
series too. Also I wonder if there is anything like this for the tv shows. I can 
imagine one of thse for The Day Today would be great. 





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This Year February 4, 2013 at 12:1 1 AM 

Thanks! That's very kind. Best-ofs for the next two series will be 
coming soon. We've got no plans to go into video at this time, 
but best-ofs for The Day Today and Brass Eye would certainly be 
easy to put together -- more than enough content there. 



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